What Is Acupuncture and How Can It Help You?

What Is Acupuncture and How Can It Help You?

Here at Wellfit Acupuncture,  we offer Chinese, Japanese, Korean and cosmetic acupuncture for pain relief, health and wellness.

Acupuncture Basics

Acupuncture involves inserted thin, sterile needles into the skin at specific points in order to facilitate healing and decrease pain.  Acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the soft tissues and nerves.  It also increases localized blood flow around the insertion points and stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s way of reducing pain.

Health and Wellness with Acupuncture in Boston

One of the biggest benefits of acupuncture is pain relief, especially pain that occurs in the lower back.  Acupuncture has also been known to help with Fibromyalgia symptoms, headaches and migraines, allergies, neck pain, nausea and menstrual cramps.

Acupuncture at On Point Acupuncture & Wellness in Boston

Your acupuncture treatments will start with an initial evaluation to determine where you are in pain and any other symptoms you might be experiencing.  Once our acupuncturist understands your needs, we will determine which type of acupuncture would best benefit you.


Chinese acupuncture is the most common form.  This type of acupuncture is used to help balance every aspect of your body from your physical self to your mind and spirit.


Japanese acupuncture uses extremely thin needles and fewer needles than Chinese acupuncture.  The premise of Japanese acupuncture involves the five elements of earth, fire, metal, water and wood.  The elements correspond to certain areas of the body and are used to help reduce pain and facilitate health and wellness.

Korean Hand Acupuncture

Korean Hand Acupuncture only uses the hand.  Needles are placed at certain points in the hand in order to treat your ailments and alleviate your pain.


Cosmetic acupuncture involves inserting needles into the skin on your face in order to improve your appearance.  It can help even your skin tone, reduce acne and help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

To schedule an appointment for acupuncture at our Boston clinic, call us at 617-266-0323

How has acupuncture helped you?